Hundreds sign petition calling for speed limit to be cut in Bradshaw Road

The Bolton News: Resident Roy Adams hands the petition to Cllr Mudasir Dean Resident Roy Adams hands the petition to Cllr Mudasir Dean

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for speeds to be slashed on a country road.

People living close to Bradshaw Road have collected more than 300 signatures calling on police to review the speed limit outside their homes.

Grandfather-of-three Roy Adams launched the campaign after becoming increasingly concerned about the speed of cars travelling along the 40mph stretch of road.

He said: “It’s a 40mph zone, which shifts to 50mph and then down to 30mph, it’s ridiculous.

“At nights and weekends there are absolute idiots who come along here — some of them must be going at 70mph, especially the motorbikes.

“When they fly up and down the road it’s very frightening.

“There’s lot of accidents that don’t get reported — I saw one just up the road from me where two vehicles were put three feet through a hedge.”

Bradshaw councillor Mudasir Dean has backed the campaign and said he was taken aback by the strength of feeling on the issue.

He added: “I joined the concerned residents helping them knock on doors to get a real feeling of people’s views on the issues of speeding on Bradshaw Road — I knew it was a problem but I was really surprised at the extent of the level of concern, from the whole area there were only two people who refused to sign the petition.

“Cars are travelling at crazy speeds further up Bradshaw Road and many incidents involving single vehicles go unreported.

“My concern has always been for children, dog walkers, joggers and law abiding drivers in the area.”

The petition will now be passed on to the council.

The police were unavailable for comment.

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9:59am Tue 22 Apr 14

Wobbly Bob says...

Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set
Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set Wobbly Bob
  • Score: 23

10:05am Tue 22 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

Wobbly Bob wrote:
Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set
Often the people tearing up and down the road itself are some of the residents themselves. Also do these good people speed in other areas of the town and are only concerned about their road?
[quote][p][bold]Wobbly Bob[/bold] wrote: Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set[/p][/quote]Often the people tearing up and down the road itself are some of the residents themselves. Also do these good people speed in other areas of the town and are only concerned about their road? Ernagy2
  • Score: 19

10:42am Tue 22 Apr 14

atlas123 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
Wobbly Bob wrote:
Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set
Often the people tearing up and down the road itself are some of the residents themselves. Also do these good people speed in other areas of the town and are only concerned about their road?
Familiarity breeds contempt!

As I understand it the police are not responsible for setting speed limits so campaigning to the police is of little point, they can only enforce what is there.

Out in the sticks the cars can get on with killing themselves, but the lower bit of Bradshaw road needs some respect.

I am sure i have seen the camera van down there but the location isnt on the list of locations...

http://www.drivesafe
.org.uk/index.php/ho
me/camera-informatio
n/camera-locations
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wobbly Bob[/bold] wrote: Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set[/p][/quote]Often the people tearing up and down the road itself are some of the residents themselves. Also do these good people speed in other areas of the town and are only concerned about their road?[/p][/quote]Familiarity breeds contempt! As I understand it the police are not responsible for setting speed limits so campaigning to the police is of little point, they can only enforce what is there. Out in the sticks the cars can get on with killing themselves, but the lower bit of Bradshaw road needs some respect. I am sure i have seen the camera van down there but the location isnt on the list of locations... http://www.drivesafe .org.uk/index.php/ho me/camera-informatio n/camera-locations atlas123
  • Score: 2

11:58am Tue 22 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

When Bradshaw road was derestricted after the double bend there were very few accidents between the last house and what is now India Gate. The problem is not the speed but it is the standard of driving that most of these 'idiots' display. They are completely unaware of what is happening around their vehicle.

As to the dangers posed to walkers, joggers, residents and other human beings I would say do not walk, jog, run, lie down or do anything else but drive on the road. You would not do these things on a railway line so why do it on a road...
The TT mottor bike race is run at the IOM each year with speeds over 200mph reached, no residents , joggers or runners are killed over the two weeks (rarely)...so it is not the speed which is the problem just the decisions made by those using the road...
When Bradshaw road was derestricted after the double bend there were very few accidents between the last house and what is now India Gate. The problem is not the speed but it is the standard of driving that most of these 'idiots' display. They are completely unaware of what is happening around their vehicle. As to the dangers posed to walkers, joggers, residents and other human beings I would say do not walk, jog, run, lie down or do anything else but drive on the road. You would not do these things on a railway line so why do it on a road... The TT mottor bike race is run at the IOM each year with speeds over 200mph reached, no residents , joggers or runners are killed over the two weeks (rarely)...so it is not the speed which is the problem just the decisions made by those using the road... Comment777
  • Score: 5

12:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

It's fine at 40mph
It's fine at 40mph FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Tue 22 Apr 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Here Here to the above comment (comment777)
Here Here to the above comment (comment777) cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Peter Lanky says...

Wobbly Bob wrote:
Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set
Exactly. If somebody isn't going to observe a current speed limit, they are unlikely to observe a new lower one. As ever the people who end up being punished are the one's who keep to the limit, but end up being caught out by a new limit that they weren't expecting.
[quote][p][bold]Wobbly Bob[/bold] wrote: Will the reduction of speed limits actually help? The idiots who tear up and down the road are unlikely to pay any attention to the speed limit no matter how low it is set[/p][/quote]Exactly. If somebody isn't going to observe a current speed limit, they are unlikely to observe a new lower one. As ever the people who end up being punished are the one's who keep to the limit, but end up being caught out by a new limit that they weren't expecting. Peter Lanky
  • Score: 5

2:58pm Tue 22 Apr 14

atlas123 says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
It's fine at 40mph
I quite agree, the small stretch of 50mph seems a bit silly, but 40mph is fine.

The problem is with the people who dont keep to 40 or under, I suspect due to the twisty up and down nature of the road it is tough to enforce.

The 30mph from what used to be Bradshaw hall to Lea Gate needs to be kept to and needs some enforcement.
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: It's fine at 40mph[/p][/quote]I quite agree, the small stretch of 50mph seems a bit silly, but 40mph is fine. The problem is with the people who dont keep to 40 or under, I suspect due to the twisty up and down nature of the road it is tough to enforce. The 30mph from what used to be Bradshaw hall to Lea Gate needs to be kept to and needs some enforcement. atlas123
  • Score: 0

11:30pm Tue 22 Apr 14

fisherman1959 says...

So they move into the area that has a fast road running by it and then want the speed limit cut why not move into a cul-de-sac ??
So they move into the area that has a fast road running by it and then want the speed limit cut why not move into a cul-de-sac ?? fisherman1959
  • Score: 2

12:13am Wed 23 Apr 14

MarkAllRead says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
Here Here to the above comment (comment777)
You mean "hear hear".
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: Here Here to the above comment (comment777)[/p][/quote]You mean "hear hear". MarkAllRead
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Wed 23 Apr 14

LordLeverhulme says...

As they admit, it's a country road. So 40 is quite appropriate.
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They moan about people speeding along at 70. Dropping the limit to 30 won't stop that.
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If they want to live on a road with slower traffic, move to a built up area.
Moaning gits.
As they admit, it's a country road. So 40 is quite appropriate. . They moan about people speeding along at 70. Dropping the limit to 30 won't stop that. . If they want to live on a road with slower traffic, move to a built up area. Moaning gits. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 1

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